Sunday, December 21, 2014

Training Before the Training Week 7 Recap

Goal mileage for 12/14 - 12/20: 28.5 miles
Actual mileage for 12/14 - 12/20: 23.59 (83% of goal)

Confession - the above total mileage is a slight fudge as I did my long run today (Sunday, 12/21) instead of 12/20.

Last week was a whirlwind.  I had a busy week at work in addition to one kid with an ear infection, another with a fever/sore throat/cough, a sick husband and by week's end, I too was sick. Add on a Christmas Pageant at church, a holiday party at daycare, the annual holiday book club get together and a performance of the Nutcracker.  Running was far from a priority, although it was a mild week weather-wise so the times that I did get out were great.

Tuesday 12/16:  1 hour power yoga and 6.01 miles, 42:52 (7:08 pace).  I ordered a pair of Saucony Triumphs and took them for their inaugural run.  They felt good, although my foot/ankle was nagging.  I used my knuckle lights too and really like them.  I still don't love running in the dark, but the lights definitely help.

Friday 12/19: 6.2 miles, 43:32 (7.01 pace).  This run holds the 10K fastest pace record on my Garmin!  Another run in my Triumphs. It took a few miles for my foot/ankle to get into the groove.

Sunday 12/21: 11.37 miles, 1:24:04 (7:24 pace).  I ran on the Bugline Trail for part of this so that was fun.  Unfortunately had some GI issues so had to make a pit stop in a DQ on the way back since the restrooms along the trail that I use are all locked for the winter.  GRRR!  It will be obvious which two miles I was doing the stop and bathroom check when looking at my paces below! I am still doing my long runs in my Asics.

Mile 1: 7:09
Mile 2: 7:23
Mile 3: 7:33
Mile 4: 7:21
Mile 5: 7:13
Mile 6: 7:20
Mile 7: 7:10
Mile 8: 7:43
Mile 9: 7:14
Mile 10: 7:54
Mile 11: 7:22
Mile 12: 7:20

So you can see that if I had run one more day, I likely would have made my goal mileage. I actually feel good about this week even if it didn't meet my goal.  (A good reflection on missing training for moments was written by an old high school classmate of mine here.)

This week we are celebrating Christmas!  Which means that I likely won't hit my mileage goal.  This week is also the last week of "Training Before the Training" since my marathon plan begins 12/28!

Goal mileage for 12/21 - 12:27: 31.4 miles

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